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Police ID pedestrian killed after being hit by Amtrak train

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:24pm

A Vermont police department says a 56-year-old man was killed when he tripped and fell trying to cross railroad tracks in front of an oncoming Amtrak passenger train in Northfield.

Dressbarn expects to have all its stores shut in early 2020

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:11pm

Dressbarn says it expects to have all its 650 stores closed in the first half of 2020.

Maine company wants to turn cow poo into gas to heat homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:38pm

A natural gas distribution company in Maine plans to get into the production side of things with a poop-to-gas renewable energy project to heat homes.

L Brands, Copart rise; Toro, Best Buy fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:31pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

Firm tied to political donor to pay $110M in federal probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:24pm

A payment processor run by a prominent political donor will pay $110 million to settle U.S. charges the company knowingly processed transactions for merchants engaging in frauds.

Plans proceed to build new bus terminal in New York

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:05pm

Plans to build a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York are moving forward, a sign that the interstate feuding that stalled the process over the last several years may finally be coming to an end.

Pot backers ask Maine to put locals, small businesses first

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:01pm

Marijuana enthusiasts in Maine used a public hearing Thursday to implore the state to protect the small businesses and growers they think should make up the backbone of its budding cannabis industry.

FAA meets with international regulators over Boeing 737 Max

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:29pm

Representatives from more 30 countries met with Federal Aviation Administration officials Thursday to hear the U.S. regulator's approach to determining how soon the Boeing 737 Max can resume flying after two crashes that killed 346 people.

Tokyo-Vegas investment chief gets 50 years in huge scheme

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:20pm

The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme that ranks among the largest-ever fraud cases in the U.S.

The Latest: Stephen Calk pleads not guilty in loan scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:48pm

The latest on the charges against bank CEO Stephen Calk (all times local):

Netflix isn't absent at Cannes. It's everywhere.

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:29pm

If you're going to earnestly shout "Vive le cinema!" the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do it.

Arkansas Supreme Court dismisses case over 2018 dicamba ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:54am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has dismissed the state's appeal of a judge's decision to block the enforcement of a 2018 herbicide ban, saying the case is moot now that new restrictions are in effect.

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:49am

The Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans .

GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:15am

Plunging ahead despite paralyzing partisanship in the nation's capital, senior lawmakers of both parties Thursday proposed legislation to tackle surprise medical bills and other concerns, from prescription drug costs to uneven vaccination rates.

July 9 appeal arguments set in 'Obamacare' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:03am

A court has scheduled a July 9 hearing on a Texas-based judge's ruling that former President Barack Obama's signature health care law is unconstitutional.

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:02am

The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line.

Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:02am

Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the half-billion-visitors mark for the first time, according to an industry report released this week.

North Macedonia lawmaker resigns over taped conversation

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:00am

A lawmaker in North Macedonia is resigning after an illegally taped phone conversation in which he appeared to be ordering cannabis oil from a private dealer was posted on social media.

Judge questions secrecy in Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:54am

A Delaware judge is chastising attorneys over secrecy related to a dispute between chemical manufacturer Chemours and DuPont Co., which spun off the company in 2015.